Some people can get away with a normal or mild skincare routine, while for others that might just not work. That doesn’t mean there is something wrong with their skin, but it does mean they might need a more advanced and more specific skincare routine to get the best results for clear and healthy skin.
Eventually, our skin is going to change because of aging and other factors and the skin routine you used to follow in your 20s, will change in your 30s, and 40s and so on. Here, we’ll give you some information concerning your routine and how to address your skin needs.
Know your skin type
Knowing your skin type means you will make smarter purchases of skincare products. You will need different products depending on if your skin is dry, oily, normal, acne prone, sensitive or aging. Usually, your skin type doesn’t change that much over the years. So, even as you age, your skin could remain oily or dry. This is one reason why all skin types could use anti aging products that will have a stronger effect and achieve better results. A mild routine will not help those fine lines or crow’s feet around the eyes. You need products that are specific for aging skin to get a more youthful and healthy look.
As we age, we probably would begin to use more than just one product at the same time, so we need to make sure they are layered in a certain order for the skin to benefit the most out of each product. For example, if you use an eye cream, it should be applied before using a skin moisturizer. This is because moisturizers will use certain ingredients that are thick to protect the skin. An eye cream will not be able to penetrate the moisturizer, so you won’t benefit anything from using such creams. The general rule is to apply your lightest products first before moving on to heavier creams or lotions. Also, to stop a pile of a buildup of various skin care products, give your skin a chance to absorb each product separately before adding another product to your skin.
Morning and evening routines
The routine you follow in the morning shouldn’t be the same one you follow at night. For instance, a typical product that needs to be applied every day before going out would be sunscreen; which includes cloudy days. Your night time program should be a good cleansing of your skin and removing all traces of makeup. Serums also tend to be the best of night time skincare, giving them plenty of time to work.
Caring for your skin is a must as it reduces the signs of aging. Even if you want to limit your routine to a minimum, there are still some rules to follow for the best results. There is a lot of beauty racket and noise out there of what to do and what to steer clear of. No need to get carried away with all the advice and products that don’t suit your skin. Keep your routines light and fun, beautiful!